Jyotsna Nitika. stools. September 11th , 2017.
Taking stool softeners during pregnancy is considered to be safe. The active ingredients in the stool softeners are not absorbed by the body, unless it is taken in large dosages. Therefore, it does not have an adverse effect on the growing baby. However, it is important that stool softeners be taken after consulting your health care professional. Same is the case with taking any other kind of laxatives. The health care professional will take your health into consideration, before recommending a stool softener or any other laxative to you.
Diarrhea is a type of stool that does not remain in the digestive system for the required time to harden. Children suffering from diarrhea often suffer from bright green stools. The reason being rapid transit. Bile does not have enough time to change color.
Infants and children can suffer from light green stools due to intake of certain, vitamin supplements, Tylenol and over the counter medications. You need to speak to the doctor about this condition and ask for his advice, especially if your child is on antibiotics.
Food contaminated with bacteria especially E. coli or any other type of food poisoning can take you to green stool color. Try to avoid stale or contaminated food. If you observe green color stool for more than three days with fever and abdominal cramps, then consult a doctor immediately.
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